a tower or other structure displaying or flashing a very bright light for the guidance of ships in avoiding dangerous areas, in following certain routes, etc.
either of two cylindrical metal towers placed forward on the forecastle of the main deck of a sailing ship, to house the port and starboard running lights.
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How to use lighthouse in a sentence
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There’s also bioluminescent kayaking in historic Castine, and hopscotching between lighthouses and lobstering villages by car along the greater Blue Hill Peninsula.
There’s a little bit of a lighthouse type dynamic in healthcare where if the leaders do certain things others follow.Aidoc raises over $66M for AI radiology analysis technology | Emma Betuel | July 14, 2021 | TechCrunch
Now they are modifying the sensor to act somewhat like an underwater lighthouse.Bye-bye batteries? Power a phone with fabric or a beacon with sound | Kathryn Hulick | January 6, 2021 | Science News For Students
To the lighthouse By Virgina Woolf The Ramsays are having a house party at the beach!Maggie Shipstead’s Book Bag: Five Beach Read Picks | Maggie Shipstead | July 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
What dark secrets are locked away in this mysterious lighthouse?Maggie Shipstead’s Book Bag: Five Beach Read Picks | Maggie Shipstead | July 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her Mrs. Dalloway, To the lighthouse, and The Waves contain some of the best writing in any age.Freud, Virginia Woolf & Other Great Writers In Their Own Voice | Jimmy So | April 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The gorgeous rota looks like an alien lighthouse, with silvery lights spinning out of its core.
But Haifa has always been a lighthouse of Jewish-Arab coexistence, and a model of inclusive civil society.
There is a lighthouse at its southern entrance, and pilots are established who come off to vessels that arrive.
In 1815, a tiny, gentle baby girl was born in the little lighthouse home, who presently received the name of Grace Horsley.The Childhood of Distinguished Women | Selina A. Bower
The modern form of lighthouse, with glass or metal reflectors, dates but from 1758, when the first Eddystone lighthouse was built.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
The lighthouse, formerly one of the wonders of the world, has also ceased to exist.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Walked out to the lighthouse in the evening and watched the shells bursting over Gully Beach where we were yesterday.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for lighthouse
a fixed structure in the form of a tower equipped with a light visible to mariners for warning them of obstructions, for marking harbour entrances, etc
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